Flashcards: MVM 6th Grade Social Chap 2 Sec 3 Vocab

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many different lands and peoples brought under the control of one ruler

empire

region stretching from the Persian Gulf northwest up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and west over the Mediterranean Sea

Fertile Crescent

written rules for people to obey

code of law

fair treatment of all the people to obey

justice

payment made in return for protection

tribute

forced removal from one's homeland, often to lands far away

exile

practice of allowing people to keep their traditions and beliefs

toleration

governmental divisions like states

provinces

governors of provinces in the Persian Empire

satraps

road used for government purposes in ancient times

Royal Road

ruler of an empire

emperor

person chosen to rule over a territory

governor

course of action chosen by a government

policy

coins that are issued by the government and are official money

minted coins

fair treatment of all the people based on the law

justice

Ruler of the Babylonian Empire from 1792 to 1750 BC

Hammurabi

an ancient city of SW Asia, on the Euphrates River, famed for its magnificence and culture

Babylon

king who took control of Persian Empire from the Medes people. He ruled through the policy of toleration - he believed in ruling by fairness and having a peace among his people

Cyrus the Great

Emperor that was the successor to Cyrus and expanded the empire by harsh means. He built the Royal Road and created minted coins

Darius

He was the ruler of Akkadian Empire - the first empire in world history - Around 2371 BC

Sargon

Another name for Hammurabi's Code

"an eye for an eye"

How long did the Babylon Empire last?

about 200 years

The goal of Hammurabi's Code was to ...

bring fairness and justice to everyone in the empire

What empire arose in the Fertile Crescent right after the fall of Babylonia?

Assyria

He was the most powerful ruler in the history of Assyria

Ashurbanipal

In 609 BC, Assyria fell to the ...

Medes and Chaldeans

They are called the new Babylonians

Chaldeans

These two cultures were ruled by cruel rulers

Assyrians and Chaldeans

He was the ruler of the Chaldean Empire at its peak, rebuilt the city of Babylon, built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and held Hebrews captive in Babylon for about 50 Years

Nebuchadnezzar II

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